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Windows 7: Desktop Screen Problems

04 Aug 2010   #21
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I have a brother that occasionally goes on it.

Why do you ask ?


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04 Aug 2010   #22
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I ask because I want to know if this is your computer or your Parent's computer.
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05 Aug 2010   #23
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Oh its my computer.
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05 Aug 2010   #24
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Did you install easybits for kids?
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05 Aug 2010   #25
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Easybits as in the magic desktop ?

Magic desktop was pre-installed on the machine when i recieved it.
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05 Aug 2010   #26
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Where did you receive it from, if you don't mind me asking? Is this your computer, as in you own it, or do your parents own it?
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05 Aug 2010   #27
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I bought the laptop off ebuyer.com
And yes i own it.
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05 Aug 2010   #28
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Usually Magic Desktop/Easybits is installed by (what I consider to be) over-protective parents. It just seemed weird that it would be on an adult-with-no-kids' PC. This wouldn't be the first time a young person went online to try find out how to get around parent controls without admitting it.

Type msconfig into the start menu and open it. See what programs you have set to run at start-up. Do you see anything related to Ask.com/Ask toolbar?
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05 Aug 2010   #29
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ask.com or toolbar isn't there but there is however,

Easybits Recovery ?

Do you want the list of programs that appear on startup ?

As for the parent thing. It was just a pre-installed app from hp as well as all the other stuff like hp assisstant etc.
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05 Aug 2010   #30
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Look in Programs and Features for the Ask Toolbar. It looks like it was installed along with Open Office. It's mostly junk software, and I think getting rid of it would be best.
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